Indoor Air Quality
Duct Repair and Replacement in San Ramon, CA by Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
People don’t often spare a lot of thought for the ducts in their home, which is unfortunate. Though most homeowners seem to think that their ducts don’t ever need professional help, they actually require services just as often as other parts of the house. Over years of normal use, ducts can develop issues that seriously threaten their efficiency. When the ducts start developing issues, they can affect all the forced air systems that use them. This is why it is so important to make sure that your ducts are kept in good repair. We offer a full range of duct repair and replacement services throughout San Ramon, CA.
Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. offers a full range of duct repair and replacement services in San Ramon, CA and throughout the East Bay and Tri Valley areas.
Problems that Lead to Duct Repair and Replacement
There are a number of problems that can lead to duct repair or replacement. First, understand that there are many kinds of ducts. It used to be that the majority of home ducts were sheet metal, which is probably what you think of when you think of ducts. However, nowadays the most common type of duct is flex duct. This is cloth duct with metal spirals running through it to maintain its shape. Both of these ducts have their issues.
Sheet metal ducts often have gaps form during installation, when the various segments are not joined properly. This can also happen over years of normal use, though. Sheet metal ducts can often be repaired by joining them with the rest of their segments, depending on the extent of the damage. Flex ducts, on the other hand, will often tear for the same reasons. Once duct leaks have developed tears, however, there are fewer options available. Oftentimes, damaged flex ducts are replaced rather than repaired.
What Happens without Duct Repair and Replacement
Now, it may not seem like that big of a deal if your ducts are in poor repair. If you haven’t even noticed it until now, what does it matter, right? Well, it actually has a pretty substantial effect on the efficiency and comfort of your home. Large gaps and leaks in your ducts contribute to a massive loss of energy for your forced air systems. In fact, the US Department of Energy has estimated that the average forced air system loses as much as 30% of its total output due to leaks and gaps in the ducts. That’s a huge loss of efficiency for your forced air system, and that means unnecessary spending.
We Offer a Full Range of Duct Repair and Replacement Services
The biggest problem with duct damage is that it tends to occur silently, without ever giving off any kind of warning sign. Most homeowners tend to go their entire lives without ever realizing the poor state that their ducts are in. That translates to possibly thousands of dollars wasted on an inefficient forced air system, all without ever being noticed. If you have never had your ducts professionally checked whether through routine duct cleaning or testing, you should call now and schedule an appointment. Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. offers full duct repair and replacement services.
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